The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 92 93 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 0.10% 0.096% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.12% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 12
Average salary - £80,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
816 841 620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 83.35% 80.71% 79.18%
Number of salaries quoted 675 723 552
Average salary £41,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.88% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
2 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) NUnit
4 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (33.33%) IIS
4 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 3 (33.33%) XML
4 3 (33.33%) XSLT
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) N-Tier

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (33.33%) NUnit
2 3 (33.33%) FitNesse
2 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Firebug
3 1 (11.11%) Fiddler
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (11.11%) Hudson
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Software Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Quality Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) XML
1 3 (33.33%) XSLT
1 3 (33.33%) HTML
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Automated Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Software Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Risk Management
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) OOP
4 3 (33.33%) OO
4 3 (33.33%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 3 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP